Our girls found the program to be so engaging. The different scenarios that were presented afforded the girls the opportunity to look at different social situations in a new way. The conversations that were arose as a result of Katie Koestner’s talk were so valuable. The girls were really thoughtful in their responses to the surveys, the role playing and Katie’s story. I am so glad we decided to go, it was an awesome experience.
Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr
Respect my red because I want you to touch my heart before my body.
Katie Koestner is one of those rare presenters that changes the way adolescents think about personal relationships. With passion and sincerity, Koestner puts forth a powerful message in a carefully conceived presentation that is honest, thought-provoking and humorous all at once. Bravely juggling remarkably personal information, facts and anecdotes, Koestner explores the topic of sexual assault in a manner that is relevant to both male and female students. You will be hard-pressed to find a better high school presentation that simultaneously engages and challenges students on a topic (sexual assault) that is often deemed too sensitive or complicated to discuss but Katie Koestner has the intelligence and courage to pull it off.
Jason B. Ness, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Niles West High School